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playing with:
my inherited Third Generation iPod
It’s so old I feel like it might crumble if I handle it too much.

listening to:
Savage Lovecast
Good sex advice with a bit of harsh reality where it’s needed.

learning to use:
Can you believe I’ve never used iTunes until now?

also listening to:
A woman confronts her Mr. Darcy obsession, funny and light. Go read this review at Bookshelves of Doom.

Thursday Next: First Among Sequels
Jasper Fforde’s new book, the latest story about Thursday Next set a few years after the last one.

· comments [22] · 08-27-2007 · categories:up to ·

22 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Miss Sassy // Aug 27, 2007 at 6:35 am

    iTunes rules – no more having to buy a whole album when you just want that one song…

    Mmmm. Mr. Darcy. Colin Firth as Mr. Darcy. *SIGH* Did you see her letter to Colin Firth? She’s a recovering A&E Pride and Prejudice addict. LOL. I can totally relate to that.

  • 2 megan // Aug 27, 2007 at 7:13 am

    I have to admit, I just don’t find myself going crazy over Colin Firth. I mean, I get it, but Colin Firth isn’t my type I guess. I suspect I might be the only girl who likes P&P who is not crazy over him, though.

  • 3 Jen // Aug 27, 2007 at 7:14 am

    Why iTunes for dollars when you can bit torrent for freeeeeee?

    Also, I just got my first mp3 player the other day–TEN BUCKS. Thank you, Japan! Thank you, polyvinyl chloride!

  • 4 Miss Sassy // Aug 27, 2007 at 7:31 am

    I only like Colin Firth as Mr. Darcy. He does nothing for me in any other movie. Same with the guy who played Aragorn (Viggo Mortenson?) in LOTR. Daniel Craig, though, he was a complete surprise to me. I think I might like anything he is in. What is your type?

  • 5 Rebekah // Aug 27, 2007 at 8:57 am

    I adore Jasper Fforde’s books. I get an excited little tremor of glee when I see another fan.

  • 6 MadCarlotta // Aug 27, 2007 at 9:05 am

    Heh. We actually have a first generation iPod. Rather, we did have one…it recently got stolen at a freelance job my husband took it to.

    Ah well, we were long overdue for an upgrade, I’m just shocked the battery was still going strong.

  • 7 julie. // Aug 27, 2007 at 9:23 am

    I Love my 3rd gen ipod! My husband got it for me for my birthday way back in 2003. I read in one of the Apple forums that some people say the 3rd gen is the best model because it has no moving parts (other than the hard drive). Newer models have click buttons, etc.

    I actually bought a refub nano just for trips and to throw in my purse, but the older one (stays hooked up to stereo at home) is still my favorite and still going strong!

  • 8 MamaLana // Aug 27, 2007 at 9:48 am

    I love all my iPods, but I hate iTunes!

  • 9 J Strizzy // Aug 27, 2007 at 11:11 am

    Um, I just finished First Among Sequels. A bit disappointing — not as good as the previous ones, felt a little like he was phoning it in.

  • 10 Carrie // Aug 27, 2007 at 12:19 pm

    You familiar with emusic? I’m a fan. It’s a good way to get a bunch of music legally, but for cheap.

    Man, I can’t get into Fforde’s books, I don’t know what it is. I like the concept…

  • 11 Kelly // Aug 27, 2007 at 12:40 pm

    Congratulations! iPod, iTunes – love them both. Don’t forget to check out free podcasts on iTunes. I bought music there for months before I though to check out podcasts. Very cool! For example – you can get all of Bill Maher’s Real TIme, RTE and BBC shows, how to’s on almost everything all for free.

  • 12 cait // Aug 27, 2007 at 1:07 pm

    I’ve actively resisted upgrading iPods- they are trying to take away my buttons!

  • 13 podcast barrie // Aug 27, 2007 at 2:10 pm

    if you want to shit your pants, listen to keith and the girl (a podcast about everything that you can find on itunes). it’s what i listen to daily at the gym. hilarious!

  • 14 Rebecca // Aug 27, 2007 at 3:01 pm

    I am just loving the latest Thursday Next novel. I can’t wait to hear your thoughts. It’s fanastic even though I seem to be taking forever to read it. I’m a slowpoke.

  • 15 Patty // Aug 28, 2007 at 12:36 am

    I’m reading The Well of Lost Plots and didn’t know there was a new one. I love Thursday Next. I’ll be on the list at the library, now.

  • 16 Sarah // Aug 28, 2007 at 2:13 am

    I have a signed copy of First Among Sequels! Different cover though, mine has a bus on it.

  • 17 Lillian // Aug 28, 2007 at 11:23 am

    I just finished The Eyre Affair, and absolutely loved it. I only just found out about Jasper Fforde recently, and I’m eager to read more. Has anyone read the Nursery Crime series? Curious… Nice to see a Bookshelves Of Doom shout-out here, too. Love that blog!

  • 18 Jenna // Aug 28, 2007 at 12:53 pm

    Third gen is the best.

    It was just so simple, easy to use! Not to mention you could get them bigger than 2, 3 or 4 gigs, and smaller than 30 or 60, or whatever they’ve got now.

    Mine is 15, and I love it. It’s perfect. I don’t even want a new one. A college kid resisting a new gadget? Impossible!

  • 19 megan hunt // Aug 28, 2007 at 1:48 pm

    oh man…my first-generation ipod JUST bit the dust this month. I replaced it with a Creative ZEN.

    the thing was the size of a brick

  • 20 Emma // Aug 29, 2007 at 8:06 am

    I love love love Jasper Fforde, and have read everything he’s written-and though I was suspicious of the nursery crimes series at first I got sucked in as well:) I just finished the latest, and though I thought it had a slow start the last bit of the book more than made up for it. I’ve been looking for other authors who are similar (is that even possible? Or at least similarly creative/crazy/transporting/compelling) and found Christopher Moore, and just read most of what he’s written (I just read Fluke, and really liked it). Anyone know of other authors I should try? Thanks!

  • 21 mar // Aug 30, 2007 at 6:02 am

    I enjoyed the new Thursday Next – but it’s been so long since I read the last one I wish I had gone back and read it first, just to refresh my memory. It refers back to many events in the previous books, so it would be helpful.

    I really enjoyed this series – the first book (Eyre Affair?) was just ok, but I’m glad I kept going – all the rest of them have been great – smart and funny!

  • 22 gregory // Sep 5, 2007 at 3:37 pm

    Haha…”Mr. Darcy obsession”. My girlfriend is so fond of the foppish favourite of femmes, our betta fish is named after the dour faced gent.

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